St. Pius X Youth Squad is a parish youth ministry program for our young Church. Students in junior high school, Grades 7-8, and high school, Grades 9-12, and who attend St. Pius X Catholic Church in Reynoldsburg, Ohio are welcome and warmly invited to join us. Weekly events are planned primarily by the students themselves and take place mainly on weekend afternoons or evenings. Membership is open: just show up! You can check out our upcoming schedule, below.
Parents may enjoy knowing that the Office of Youth Ministry at St. Pius X works hard to provide programs and resources that encourage our young parishioners to grow and mature in their faith, understanding and love of God. Through a variety of fun activities, our youth are presented with opportunities to participate in service work in the parish and community, achieve leadership training and, of course, participate in worship experiences. Emotional support is also a large component of this program, both from peer and adult leaders.
Not Sure? Read Our FAQs About Youth Group
Frequently Asked Questions
We've gathered some frequently asked questions about Youth Group to help you know more about us and, more importantly, get involved with us! You can always contact our St. Pius X Youth Ministry Coordinator, Judie Bryant, if you have additional questions or are an adult who would like to volunteer.
WHAT EXACTLY IS YOUTH GROUP?
Our youth ministry program at St. Pius X Parish provides programs and resources to assist our parishioners in high school and junior high school to grow and mature in their faith, understanding, and love of God ♥, and to discover and use their gifts to be of service to the parish and the community at large. In other words, it's a chance for you to hang out and have fun with friends in a safe, comfortable atmosphere. Weekly events will be planned by YOU, and will mainly take place Sunday afternoons or early evenings.
IS YOUTH GROUP THE SAME AS THE PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION...OR CHURCH?
No, but Youth Group is another component of the Catholic Church. When you're involved in Youth Group, you have the opportunity to do many different things. We offer lots of fun activities:
- opportunities for service
- leadership training
- emotional support, and of course,
- worship experiences.
WHO BELONGS TO YOUTH GROUP?
Any student in grades 7-8 (Junior High) or 9-12 (high school) that belongs to St. Pius X Parish is eligible.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND, EVEN IF THEY DON'T GO TO ST. PIUS X?
YES! If your friend is in Grade 7-8, you may bring him or her along to your monthly Junior High Youth Group events. Likewise, if you have a friend in Grade 9-12 they are welcome to attend the weekly events. They don't even need to be Catholic; we'll work on that! ;)
IS THERE A MEMBERSHIP FEE?
NO! There is no membership fee. Some activities may have a separate fee, but generally, everything is free. And there's always great food!
HOW IN THE WORLD DO I SIGN UP FOR ALL OF THIS AMAZINGNESS?
You don't; you just show up to events! If you can't make all of our meetings, no big deal - just come when you can. We will always be happy to see you - guaranteed!
Connect with Us
Youth Ministry Coordinator
614-864-3505 | firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for adult volunteers (age 21 and over) who want to invest deeply in the faith life of teens and promote "Christ encounters." Adult volunteers who work with youth age 17 and under must meet the requirements of our parish Safe Environments Policy. Learn more about these requirements from our Protecting God's Children webpage. Please let us know if you have additional questions.
We Encourage Service to Others
St. Pius X Youth Squad offers many service opportunities throughout the year. These are just a few of the programs and organizations that are served by members of our young Church.
- Knights of Columbus Father Hohman Council #5253
- Joseph's Coat of Central Ohio
- Shepherd's Corner Farm and Ecological Center
- Catholic Social Services of Columbus, Ohio